Current POW! Projects
POW! Community Workshops
During 2018, POW! was awarded a substantial ‘Woman to Woman’ grant from ROSA, the UK charity for women and girls. This grant has helped POW! to continue its valuable work with communities in Thanet throughout the year, in the lead up to this years festival. With this support, we were able to commission a series of placements which enabled artists Tracie Piesley, Kasia Molga, Carli Jefferson plus Lucy Edematie and Sarah Wyld, to run incredibly diverse projects with participants from Pie Factory Music, Copperfields Retirement Home, Oasis and East Kent Mencap. We would like to thank all teams and participants for their valued support and trust during these projects. All the work is revealed in exhibitions across Thanet during this year’s festival.
POW! at Margate Pride
On August 11th we took the POW! banner to the amazing Margate Pride procession! For more information about the banner, designed by POW! artist Tracie Peisley, please read down the page.
POW!Projects recently took in part in 'Processions' workshops in association with Turner Contemporary and which were led by artist Jessica Voorsanger. POW! artist Tracie Peisley worked with the wonderful participants from our recent project' Trophies' to make a POW! banner, which was processed through the streets of London on June 10th with other women's groups from around the UK, to celebrate 100 years of Women attaining the vote. This project is the beginning of POW! work that will be funded through our ROSA grants.
In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. On Sunday 10th of June, women* and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London walked together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the PROCESSIONS were a flowing river of colour through the city streets. *those who identify as women or non-binary
This vast artwork is based on an original idea by creative director Darrell Vydelingum. PROCESSIONS was commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and produced by Artichoke. With support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. This project celebrates one hundred years since the first UK women got the right to vote.